Exhibitions
   
Building: Inside Studio Gang Architects, an exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago, Octember 24, 2012 - February 24, 2013
The Lost Vanguard: Soviet Modernist Architecture, 1922–32, exhibition at the Graham Foundation, Chicago, through February 16, 2013  
Reconsidering an Icon:
Design 1810-1995, at the ArchiTech Gallery, Chicago, through April 27, 2013 The Unseen City: Designs for a Future Chicago, exhibition at the Chicago Architeture Foundation
Loop Values: The How Much Does it Cost Shop, exhibition at the Chicago Architecture Foundation, opening February 17, 2012                        
    Building: Inside Studio Gang Architects
at the Art Institute of Chicago/ through February 24, 2013
The Lost Vanguard: Soviet Modernist Architecture, 192232
at the Graham Foundation,through February 16, 2013
  Reconsidering an Icon:
Creative Conversations about Bertrand Goldberg's Prentice Women's Hospital

at the Chicago Architecture Foundation
Design 1810- 1995
at the ArchiTech Gallery, through April 27, 2013
The Unseen City: Designs for a Future Chicago
at the Chicago Architecture Foundation
  Loop Value: The How Much Does It Cost Shop
at the Chicago Architecture Foundation
                         

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April 2012 Calendar of Chicago Architectural Events

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« February 1, Friday »

Wiel Arets: Autobiographical References

6:00 p.m. - Graham Foundation, 4 West Burton
Sponsor: Graham Foundation
Free event. RSVP.

Wiel Arets: Autobiographical References (Birkhäuser, December 2012) offers a unique and unparalleled view of Arets, an internationally renowned architect and recently appointed dean of the Wiel Arets: Autobiographical References, with Wiel Arets and Robert McCarters, at the Graham Foundation, Chicago, February 1, 2013College of Architecture at the Illinois Institute of Technology. Arets’ optimistic outlook towards the future, which he calls ‘A Wonderful World: A New Map of the World’, underlies his global philosophy. This new book presents Arets’ lectures on that topic, debates between him and other thinkers and makers, 60 exemplary designs from his studio, and an extensive series of interviews with Arets. Within these texts his background, education, projects, and teachings are interwoven in a discussion that highlights the evolution of his career.

At this book launch event, a discussion between Arets and Robert McCarters, editor of the book, will offer a comprehensive introduction to the work of Wiel Arets Architects. The talk will be followed by a reception in the Madlener House library where signed copies of the publication will be available for purchase..

RSVP and information: on-line.

« February 2, Saturday »

Confuse Ask an Architect

10:00 a.m. - noon, - Immanuel Hall, 302 South Grant Street, Hinsdale
Sponsor: Hinsdale Historical Society
Free event
- registration required

Bring Your Questions - Local architects will provide free 20-minute, one-on-one consultations on home additions, zoning requirements, attic or basement conversions, or other renovation projects. Ask an Architect, at the Hinsdale Historical Society, February 2, 2012To maximize your appointment, please bring a photo of your home and a survey, if possible.

This workshop will be led by Marya Graff (Cannon Design) and Colin Rohlfing (HOK) with participation from other members of the Working Group.

Register via email or at 630/789.2600. Information online.

Inside Studio Gang Archi-Salon - System Synergy

2:00 - 4:00 p.m. - Art Institute of Chicago, Modern Wing, 159 East Monroe, Galleries 283-285
Clare Lyster, CLUAA, Chicago / UIC, leads an Archi-Salon at the Art Institute of Chicago exhibition Building: Inside Studio Gang Architects, February 2, 2013Sponsor: Art Institute of Chicago
Free with admission

An event held in conjunction with the exhibition, Building: Inside Studio Gang Architects.

This salon will addresses how the research of systems exterior to the discipline impacts architectural design. Presentation and discussion will contemplate how logistical, environmental, production and sociological processes among others, catalyze architectural and urban design and speculate on the new spatial formats that emerge.

This salon will be led by Clare Lyster, CLUAA, Chicago / UIC

Panelists will include Jeanne Gang, principal, Studio Gang Architects; Dawn Finley, Interloop-Architecture, Houston / RICE University; and
Kathy Velikov, RVTR, Toronto and Ann Arbor / University of Michigan

Respondents will include Alan G. Brake, executive editor, The Architects Newspaper, New York; Sean Keller, assistant professor, Architectural History and Theory, IIT; Jonathan Mekinda, assistant professor, Art History and School of Art and Design, UIC; and Paul Preissner, Paul Preissner Architects, UIC

Information: on-line.

« February 4, Monday »

Student Workshop: From Conception to Completion - Chicago's Roosevelt Tower

6:00 presentation, 7:00 p.m., open discussion, lower core, Crown Hall, IIT, 3360 South State
Sponsor: Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat Young Professionals CommitteeStudent Workshop: From Conception to Comploetion - Chicago's Roosevelt Tower, Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat event at Crown Hall, IIT, Chicago, February 4, 2013
Free event

The workshop will include a presentation on the design and construction of Roosevelt Tower, and afterward Young Professionals Committee members will stick around to mingle with students and answer any questions on studio projects, the job market, or working in the industry.

The event is free and students, academics and professionals are encouraged to attend.

6:00 p.m. - Multidisciplinary presentation of the design and construction process by: Joe Dietz, VOA Associates; Matt Streid, Magnusson Klemencic; & Pete Huey, Power Construction

7:00 p.m. - Open Discussion, an opportunity for students to mix informally with professionals and bring questions on studio projects, Chicago’s job market, and possible future presentation topics.

Information on-line.

« February 5, Tuesday »

Wells Street Bridge Reconstruction

5:15 p.m., cash bar, 6:00 p.m., dinner; 7:00 p.m., program, the Parthenon Restaurant, 314 South Halsted
Sponsor: Structural Engineers Association of Illinois,
$35.00 members, $55.00 non-members. Reservations required.

AECOM performed phase I and II engineering services for the Chicago Department of Transportation for rehabilitation of historic Wells Street Bridge over the Chicago River. Built in 1922, it is a double-deck, double leaf, fixed trunnion structure that carries an elevated railway on the Johnny E. Morcos of CDOT and Dipal P. Vimawala of AECOM discuss the Wells Street Bridge Reconstruction for the Structural Engineers Association of Illinois at hte Parthenon Restaurant, Chicago, February 5, 2013upper level, and vehicle, bicycle and pedestrian traffic on its lower level. The main span of the bridge is 345 feet long and 72 feet wide. The bridge has numerous structural members with extensive corrosion and loss of section.

Walsh Construction was awarded the construction contract and rehabilitation begun in the fall of 2012. The goal is to have absolute minimal disruption to transit services, river navigations and the traveling public. Bascule bridges in this country are considered as landmarks; maintenance and rehabilitation of them are challenging and costly. Wells street Bridge is unique as it carries two levels of traffic in busy downtown business district of Chicago and thus creates additional design challenges from the staging point of view.

The presenters will be Johnny E. Morcos, P.E., Acting Chief Bridge Engineer, CDOT and Dipal P. Vimawala, S.E., P.E., Vice President, AECOM. Mr. Morcos is the CDOT Project Manager for the North/South Wacker Drive Viaduct Reconstruction, Torrence Avenue Vertical Lift Bridge and Wells Street Bascule Bridge Rehabilitation. Mr. Vimawala is the Bridge Practice Leader for Midwest region of AECOM. He has extensive experience in bridge design, project management and Quality Assurance/Quality Reviews.

RSVP to Donna Childs at 312/726.4165 ext 200 or via email. Information on-line.

AIA 2030 Commitment Reporting Tool Workshop

5:30 - 7:00 p.m., - AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker Drive, #250
Sponsor: AIA Chicago 2030 Commitment Chicago Working Group, Environment KC
Free event


Please join the AIA 2030 Commitment Working Group for a hands-on workshop focused on the 2012 reporting for the AIA 2030 Commitment. This reporting is due at the end of March 2013. Members of the Chicago Working Group intimately familiar with the reporting tool will conduct an orientation session and field questions on logistical and technical issues. Bring your reporting file on a laptop if you want real time guidance.

This workshop will be led by Marya Graff (Cannon Design) and Colin Rohlfing (HOK) with participation from other members of the Working Group.

Information online.

Martha Schwartz

6:00 - 7:30 p.m., - The Art Institute of Chicago, Fullerton Auditorium, 111 South Michigan
Sponsor: School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Free event

Martha Schwartz is a landscape architect and artist with an interest in urban projects who creates Landscape architect Martha Schwartz lectures at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, February 5, 2013public spaces that build community through intelligent, ideas-based design. As president of Martha Schwartz Partners in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and London, she explores the relationship between landscape, art, and culture and challenges traditional concepts of landscape design. Her goals include designing landscape solutions that enhance the social, environmental, and economic sustainability of a place; raising them to a level of fine art; and making landscape design critical to the sustainability of our surroundings.

Information online.

The Pilsen Sustainable Street


6:00 - 8:00 p.m., - Chicago Center for Green Technology, 445 North Sacramento
Sponsor: Chicago Center for Green Technology
$10.00
in advance; $12.00 at the door

Presenter: Jay Womack, WRD Environmental

As part of the City of Chicago's Sustainable Streets program, Pilsen's Sustainable Street introduces new technologies and practices that help create a healthier environment for you and future generations. This project strives to be the most sustainable street in America to date! Meet one of the designers from the project, Jay Womack, and hear about all of the exciting green features that is bringing this stretch of Cermak Road and Blue Island Avenue a lot of attention.

Information online.

First Tuesday Happy Hour - Color Splash!

6:30 - 8:30 p.m., - Frontier, 1072 North Milwaukee Avenue
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Young Architects Forum
Free event

Paint the town in eye catching colors as we celebrate Spring early this year. Leave your favorite Black and White wardrobe at home and step out, fashion forward, in your neon pinks, electric yellows, eye catching blues and vibrant greens. If you need ideas, check out the Sherwin-Williams color forecast.

Visit the YAF Meetup page for event details and to let us know we'll see you there. Information online.

« March 6, Wednesday »

Lunch Talks@CAF: How Did They Do That? Engineering of the Washington MonumentHow Did They Do That? Engineering of the Washington Monument, lecture by Joshua Freedland of Wiss, Janney, Elstner at the Chicago Architecture Foundation, February 6, 2013

12:15 - 1:00 p.m. - Lecture Hall Gallery, Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 S. Michigan
Sponsor: C
hicago Architecture Foundation
Free event - arrive early, seating is limited. Guests are welcome to bring a bag lunch.
AIA/CES: 1

Presentation by Joshua Freedland, Associate Principal, Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc

On August 23, 2011, a 5.8Mw earthquake was recorded by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) within the Central Virginia Seismic Zone, centered approximately 84 miles southwest of Washington, D.C. near Mineral, Virginia. During the earthquake, the Washington Monument, the tallest unreinforced stone structure at over 550 feet completed in 1884, was damaged. Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates used industrial rope access to inspect the monument, record damage, and remove loose spalls. The results of the inspection, as well as subsequent seismic and materials analysis, were reviewed by an interdisciplinary team of specialist in historic masonry structures including engineers, architects, materials scientists and conservators working with the National Park Service to design repairs to this landmark. Design for the repairs were completed and issued for bidding. The contractor is currently mobilizing for installing the repairs during the 2013 construction season. This talk will examine the work of the interdisciplinary team including the inspection, materials analysis and design and briefly summarize the upcoming repair project.

Information: 312/922.3432 or on-line.

« February 7, Thursday »

Forgotten Chicago?

12:15 - Millennium Room, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 East Washington
Sponsor: Friends of Downtown
Free event

The volunteer group Forgotten Chicago Forgotten Chicago, Friends of Downtown Event at the Chicago Cultural Center, February 7, 2013has captured the public imagination in recent years with their innovative yet quirky programs exploring that which has been lost in Chicago over the years. Join Friends of Downtown for a tour of forgotten Downtown Chicago.

Information: on-line.

Commission on Chicago Landmarks

12:45 p.m., County Board Room, County Building, 118 North Clark

Monthly meeting, open to the public. The Permit Review Committee will hold is regular meeting in Room 1103, 121 North LaSalle at 10:00 a.m.

Information and agenda on-line

On Adding On: Incremental Architecture

5:30 - 7:00 p.m., - AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker, #250
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Residential KC
Free for members; $15.00 non-members
1.5 LU/HSW

Adding on to an existing home can be a tricky business. How do you tie the new and the old together - on the inside and on the outside?

Listen and share as Stuart Cohen FAIA and Julie Hacker FAIA will examine strategies for making additions to existing structures that consider determining factors for both planning and architectural vocabulary. They will use examples from their practice to illustrate their approach.

Then we want to hear from YOU and see examples of YOUR work so that we can discuss approaches and results. You are invited to send two to four images of a project to Joan Pomaranc. These images will be be assembled into a presentation for which you'll provide the commentary. The audience will be encouraged to participate in an informal conversation so that everyone can learn from each other.

Information and registration online.David Spatz lectures on Crosstown Expressway Politics

Crosstown Expressway Politics and the Limits of Urban Power in Metropolitan Chicago

5:45 p.m.,, reception, 6:15 p.m., dinner, program 7:00 program - Chicago History Museum, 1601 North Clark
Sponsor: Chicago History Museum
$25.00 includes dinner, program and parking. Cash bar.

Lecture by David Spatz.

Information and registration online.

Victoria Sambunaris: Taxonomy of a Landscape

6:00 p.m. - Ferguson Lecture Hall, Museum of Contemporary Photography, 600 South Michigan
Victoria Sambunaris: Taxonomy of a Landscape, lecture at the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago Sponsor: Museum of Contemporary Photography
Free event

A lecture by Victoria Sambunaris ins conjunction with the museum's current exhibition, Taxonomy of a Landscape, which runs through March 31. Covering seemingly every road and freeway between the coasts and beyond, Victoria Sambunaris has captured the vast American landscape and terrain, and its intersection with civilization.

RSVP and Information: on-line.

Understanding Commercial Water Reuse Systems

6:00 - 8:00 p.m., - Chicago Center for Green Technology, 445 North Sacramento
Sponsor: Chicago Center for Green Technology
$10.00
in advance; $12.00 at the door

Presenter: John R Bauer and Stuart Bailin, Wahaso

This seminar will explain how water harvesting systems for commercial buildings can capture and reuse multiple on-site water sources like rainwater, stormwater and greywater to replace potable water for toilets, irrigation and cooling towers. Illinois and Chicago are in the process of establishing guidelines and codes for harvesting systems. We will review the proposed codes and how they apply to systems designed for buildings in the city and the rest of Illinois. Case studies from systems installed in the Chicago area will be shared to help explain the concepts.

Information and registration online.

« February 8, Friday»

Airports, Infrastructure Investment, & the Built Environment

7:45 a.m., registration and continental breakfast, 8:30 a.m., program - Ridgemoor Country Club, 6601 West Gunnison, Harwood Heights
Sponsor: Urban Land Institute Chicago Chapter
$40.00 members, $45.00 non-members

The Airports program will explore innovative financing structures and development opportunities from the O’Hare Modernization Project and Elgin-O’Hare West Bypass, and connect infrastructure investment to regional economic competitiveness.

This event is for elected officials, members of the development community and real estate professionals, business leaders, public agency leadership and staff, and interested citizens.

Speakers:

  • Sonia M. Axter, Managing Director of Infrastructure Investments, Ullico Investment Advisors, Inc.
  • Michael Boland, First Deputy Commissioner, City of Chicago Department of Aviation
  • Kristi Lafleur, Executive Director, Illinois Tollway
  • Marilee Utter, Executive Vice President, District Councils, Urban Land Institute
  • Charles Wheelan, Ph.D., Senior Lecturer and Policy Fellow, Rockefeller Center, Dartmouth College

Information and registration on-line.

Urban Innovation Symposium: Sustainable Cities

9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., UIC Student Center East, 750 South Halsted, Room 302; 8:00 - 11:00 p.m, Catawampus Gallery, 1579 North Milwaukee, Room 340,
Sponsor: Urban Planning & Policy Student Association at the University of Illinois at Chicago
Free event, open to the public. RSVP required. ($5.00 suggested donation of $5.99 for PechaKucha Night Event)

There are as many aspects to sustainability as there are faces among Chicago residents. The third annual Urban Innovation Symposium will explore those aspect by bringing together a diverse group of pioneering professionals for a series of presentations on innovative approaches to making cities more sustainable.

The symposium’s daytime session, held at UIC, will focus on the topic of sustainability. The morning will kick-off with a keynote by Chicago Department of Transportation Commissioner Gabe Klein. Additional presenters from across the region will provide insights into cutting-edge approaches to sustainability in the realms of transportation, finance and social enterprise, historic preservation, food systems, and the environment.

At the evening event, a series of short presentations will be delivered at the Catawampus Gallery in Wicker Park using the fast-moving, visually-oriented PechaKucha® format. This event will offer a more informal atmosphere where attendees can take part in one-on-one discussions on the wide range of presentation topics while enjoying refreshments, including complimentary beer and wine. Confirmed Presenters include Steve Vance, Grid Chicago; Rebecca Geissler, Chicago Transit Authority; Mike Kowski, Village of Tinley Park; Rowan Richards, The Stewards Market; Abby Crisostomo, Metropolitan Planning Council; and Chris Choi, Environmental Protection Agency

Information and registration on-line.

 
 

 

« February 9, Saturday»

Ecology of Design Part I: Concept

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., - Chicago Center for Green Technology, 445 North Sacramento
Sponsor: Chicago Center for Green Technology
$10.00
in advance; $12.00 at the door

Presenter: Michael Iversen, University of Illinois at Chicago

Part I of a two-part series, is based on the conceptualization of urbanized areas as complex dynamical ecosystems, which are being stressed from the convergence of urbanization, fossil-fuel energy depletion, and climate change. Using an ecosystem-based approach, design is re-interpreted as the intentional shaping of energy, material, information and monetary flows that act as inputs and outputs of an urbanized ecosystem. The inventory and analysis of these system flows may then serve as the basis for informed design decisions and policymaking.

Information and registration online.

« February 12, Tuesday »

Chicago ACE Mentor Program Luncheon

11:00 a.m., reception; 12:00 noon, luncheon, - Chicago Hilton and Towers, 720 South Michigan
Sponsor: Ace Mentor Program
$200.00 individual; $300.00 supporter, $500.00 VIP

The Eighth Annual Chicago ACE Mentor Program Luncheon brings in over 500 of the leaders in Chicago ACE Mentor Program Luncheon, Chicago Hilton and Towers, February 12, 2013the fields of Architecture, Construction and Engineering and raises funds to provide renewable four year scholarships to ensure we build a healthy future for our workforce.

This year, the Civic Award will be presented to the University of Chicago, accepted by Boyd Black, Assistant VP for Capital Projects Delivery; the Education Award to Chicago Public Schools, accepted by Pat Taylor, Chief Operating Office and Susan Gann, Senior Manager, Small Learning Communities and CTE School Based Implementation; the Green Visionary Award to the Department of Transportation, accepted by Commissioner Gabe Klein; and the Corporate Award to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, accepted by Posh Charles, Director of External Affairs and Community Health Services and Jim Mladucky, Director Design and Construction

Information and purchase tickets online.

Victoria Sambunaris: Taxonomy of a Landscape - Exhibition Tour with MoCP Director Egan

noon to 1:00 p.m. - Ferguson Lecture Hall, Museum of Contemporary Photography, 600 South Michigan
Sponsor: Museum of Contemporary Photography
Free event

Walk through the exhibition Victoria Sambunaris: Taxonomy of a Landscape, with director Natasha Egan and get her inside perspective about the works on view.

RSVP and Information: on-line.

Healthcare KC planning meeting

5:30 - 6:30 p.m., - AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker, #250
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Healthcare KC
Free event

Please join us if your are working in the field of healthcare design or you'd like to learn more about it. Visit our LinkedIn page.

Information online.

Mies van der Rohe's Legacy and the Chicago Skyline

6:00 - 7:00 p.m., - Block Cinema, Block Museum of Art, 40 Arts circle Drive, Evanston
Mies van er Rohe's Legacy and the Chicago Skyline, lecture by Dirk Lohan at the Block Museum, Evanston, February 12, 2013 Sponsor: Block Museum of Art
Free event

Mies van der Rohe is widely regarded as one of the pioneering masters of modern architecture. He is often associated with the aphorism, “less is more” and “God is in the details.” Renowned Chicago architect Dirk Lohan, F.A.I.A. discusses his famous grandfather’s life and work.

Information online.

« February 13, Wednesday »

Lunch Talks@CAF: How Did They Do That? Engineering Feats of Thornton Tomasetti: A Look Under Chicago's Block 37

12:15 - 1:00 p.m. - Lecture Hall Gallery, Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 S. MichiganEngineering Feats of Thorton Tomasetti: A Look Under Chicago's Block 37, lecture by Joseph G. Burns at the Chicago Architecture Foundation, February 13, 2013
Sponsor: C
hicago Architecture Foundation
Free event - arrive early, seating is limited. Guests are welcome to bring a bag lunch.
AIA/CES: 1

Presentation by Joseph G. Burns, S.E., P.E., F.ASCE, FAIA, LEED AP, Managing Principal, Thornton Tomasetti

Join Joseph Burns for a look beneath the skin of the complex project Block 37: the structure and foundations and how it was constructed. He will also explain provisions for a future train station to the airport beneath the block and future residential towers along Randolph.

Information: 312/922.3432 or on-line.

19th Annual Chicago Neighborhood Development Awards

3:00.m., forum; 4:30 p.m., awards, 6:00 p.m., reception, - Chicago Hilton and Towers, 720 South Michigan
Sponsor: Chicago Neighborhhod Development Awards
$65.00

Established in 1995, the Chicago Neighborhood Development Awards (CNDA) recognize the essential role that both non-profit and for-profit developers play in building communities in Chicago-area neighborhoods. The Awards recognize outstanding achievement in neighborhood real estate development and community building, especially the achievements of community development corporations (CDCs), other community-based organizations and for-profit developers working to build healthier neighborhoods in the Chicago metropolitan area.

Information and purchase tickets online.

Designing for the New Normal in the Next Decade

5:30 - 7:00 p.m., - AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker, #250
Sponsor: AIA Chicago, Arup
Free event
1.5 LU/HSW

Consider how many trends, which at first seem extraneous, slowly end up shaping our perceptions Dr. Chris Luebkeman of Arup discusses Designing for the New Normal in the Next Decade, at AIA/Chicago, Februaryof what is culturally normal. The new normal is quite often a delayed realization of what may once have seemed inconceivable. We all take part in reshaping what we inherit, and the real question is, what do we want the new normal to be?

Dr. Chris Luebkeman, Global Director for Foresight and Innovation for Arup, will address this fundamental question which asks us each to take responsibility for our individual actions in shaping our collective future. What should the new normal be? Should it build on the past? Should it embody the aspirations we hold for future generations? And lastly, what do we want the world to look like for our children, and what do we need to do to ensure that we are leading towards that new normal?

Information and registration online.

« February 14, Thursday»

Design of Low-Rise Reinforced Concrete Buildings

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.- UBS Tower, Michigan Room, 1 North Wacker, 2nd Floor
Sponsor: Structural Engineers Association of Illinois,
$300.00 members, 400.00 non-members by February 20, $375.00 members, $475.00 non-members thereafter
7.5 hours continuing education credit.

A seminar by David A. Fanella, Ph.D., S.E., P.E., F.ASCE, is Principal at Klein and Hoffman Inc., Chicago, IL. Dr. Fanella holds a Ph.D. in structural engineering from the University of Illinois at Chicago and is a licensed Structural Engineer in the State of Illinois and a licensed Professional Engineer in numerous states.

This full-day seminar will assist in the analysis, design and detailing of low-rise reinforced concrete buildings in accordance with the 2012 International Building Code and the 2011 ACI Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete.

The following topics will be covered:

• Selection of economical floor systems
• Selection of lateral systems
• Design and detailing for SCDS A and B
• Design and detailing for SCD C
• Design and detailing for SCDs D, E, and F

Flowcharts, design aids and worked-out examples are presented that illustrate the design and detailing of beams, slabs, columns, walls, diaphragms and foundations for different seismic design categories. Approximate methods to determine lateral stiffness of lateral-force resisting systems and distribution of lateral forces to the vertical resisting elements are also provided.

RSVP to Donna Childs at 312/726.4165 ext 200 or via email. Information on-line.

« February 17, Sunday »

CAF Family Studio Sundays: Engineering the 21st Century City

11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. - Morse Studio Atrium, Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 S. Michigan
CAF Family Studio Sundays: Engineering the 21st Century City, February 17, 2013Sponsor: Chicago Architecture Foundation
Free event

For National Engineers Week, families with kids ages 5-18 will delight in bridge and skyscraper design and construction activities, a large-scale, participatory project and a closer look at the engineering behind the world's tallest building—the Burj Khalifa. No registration required.

Information: 312/922.3432 or on-line.

« February 18, Monday »

Martino GamperMartino Gamper lectures for the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, February 18, 2013

6:00 p.m., - The Art Institute of Chicago, Fullerton Auditorium, 111 South Michigan
Sponsor: School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Free event

Martino Gamper's practice engages in a variety of projects from exhibition design, interior design, commissions, and mass-produced products for the cutting edge of the international furniture industry. Reworking furniture that has been dumped on the streets, he has created a mismatched family of objects, 100 Chairs in 100 Days. Some are beautiful and some pathetic, but all suggest euphoria inspired by the escape from destiny. Gamper has worked extensively in the public realm, and in collaboration with a number of British and European designers. He is a recipient of the Moroso Award for Contemporary Art (2011) and the Brit Insurance Designs of the Year Award, Furniture Category (2008).

Information online.

« February 19, Tuesday »

Architecture is Activism . . . Food! - Panel Discussion: Design for Social Change

6:00 - 7:30 p.m. - Lecture Hall Gallery, Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 S. Michigan
Sponsor: Chicago Architecture Foundation
$10.00 members, $15.00 non-members
AIA/CES: 1

What does a 93,500 square foot meat packing plant, The Edible Estates project, the Vertical Farm, and much more have in common? Discover ideas from activists and architects from across the country for thinking and acting more sustainably. Gather inspiration for transforming the Architecture is Activism . . . Food! - Panel Discussion: Design for Social Change, panel discussion at the Chicago Architecture Foundation, February 19, 2013urban environment for the outcome of social and environmental change in this lively panel discussion about creative cultivation and design.

Panelists include:

• John Cary, editor of PublicInterestDeisgn.org and author of The Power of Pro Bono, New York
• Fritz Haeg, Artist, Los Angeles
• John Edel, Founder and Executive Director, The Plant, Chicago
• Orrin Williams, Executive Director, Center for Urban Transformation, Chicago
• Robin Elmslie Osler, Architect, LEED AP, Principal Elmslie Osler Architect
• Amale Andraos, Architect, Co-founder of WORKac, New York
• Dickson D. Despommier, Professor of Environmental Health Sciences, Columbia University

Food Empowerment Design will be present in the lobby of the lecture space to share information.

Information: 312/922.3432 or on-line.

Architects & Beyond VI - POSTPONED - Event to be rescheduled

6:00 - 8:30 p.m., - Rodan, 1530 North Milwaukee Avenue
Sponsor: AIA Chicago, Young Architects Forum
Free event

Architects & Beyond VI will focus on entrepreneurs and successful professionals that have an architecture background that have capitalized on their skills and became successful despite the current economic difficulties. Hear from firms around the city their story on how they started their practice, their struggles and successes, business /client generating strategies, vital business resources for growing their practice, how they set themselves apart in the marketplace and lessons learned along the way.

Hear key strategies that these individuals employed in order to turn themselves into valuable assets and gain recognition on a wide scale. Be ready to turn your focus back to you and identify your own strengths to create your own success story, but not before you take the time to gain at least 3 new connections before you leave from this event.

Visit our Meetup page to learn more about YAF and this event.

Information online.

« February 20, Wednesday »

Lunch Talks@CAF: How Did They Do That? Glass Engineering in ArchitectureGlass Engineering in Architecture, lecture by Tom Jacobs of Krueck & Sexton at the Chicago Architecture Foundation, February 20, 2013

12:15 - 1:00 p.m. - Lecture Hall Gallery, Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 S. Michigan
Sponsor: C
hicago Architecture Foundation
Free event - arrive early, seating is limited. Guests are welcome to bring a bag lunch.
AIA/CES: 1

Presentation by Tom Jacobs, Krueck & Sexton Architects, AIA

The technological improvements in glass over the last 20 years have had a dramatic effect on architectural design and engineering. Glass is among the most chameleon of materials because of its breakable/structural/ transparent/ opaque properties. Mark Sexton will discuss his firms experience with projects as diverse as the Crown Fountain in Millennium Park to a new high security GSA building in South Florida.

Information: 312/922.3432 or on-line.

Philip Enquist: The Century of CitiesPhilip Enquist, Partner, SOM, lectures on The Century of Cities at Crown Hall, IIT, Chicago, February 20, 2013

6:00 p.m. - Upper Level, Crown Hall, IIT, 3360 South State
Sponsor: College of Architecture, Illinois Institute of Technology
Free event

Lecture by Philip Enquist, Partner, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, LLP

Information: 312/567.3312 or on-line.

Domestic Integrities: Fritz Haeg

6:00 p.m. - Graham Foundation, 4 West Burton
Sponsor: Graham Foundation
Free event. RSVP.

Establishing a plant-animal-people trilogy with the Edible Estates (est. 2005) series of front yard food gardens and the Animal Estates (est. 2008) initiatives for urban wildlife architecture, Domestic Domestic Integrities, lecture by Fritz Haeg at the Graham Foundation, Chicago, February 28, 2013Integrities (est. 2012) turns its attention inward to local patterns and rituals of interior domestic landscapes and the way we use what we resourcefully find around us to artfully make ourselves at home. “Domestic Integrity Fields” are charged sites—on crocheted rugs of discarded textiles—to test, perform, and present how we want to live. One rug in each continent gradually expands as it travels from city to city. In the United States, the series began during fall 2012 at the Museum of Modern Art and the new Broad Museum of Art at Michigan State University, followed by The Hammer Museum of Art in spring 2013, the deCordova Museum in the summer, and at the Walker Art Center in the fall. In Europe the project is taking place at Pollinaria in Abruzzo, Italy in 2012-2013.

Fritz Haeg's work has included edible gardens, public dances, educational environments, animal architecture, domestic gatherings, urban parades, temporary encampments, documentary videos, publications, exhibitions, websites, and occasionally buildings for people.

RSVP and information: on-line.

« February 21, Thursday »

Stone Wool Insulation: Sustainable Solutions for Thermal, Fire, and Sound Control

12:00 - 1:00 p.m., - AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker, #250
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Technical Issues KC
Free for members; $15.00 non-members
1 LU/HSW

The energy savings potential of a properly insulated building is well understood. However, as design professionals work to maximize the thermal resistance of wall assemblies and reduce wall section thickness, insulation is being positioned both in the stud wall and on the exterior side of the wall assembly. This split insulation concept has introduced several design concerns related to fire resistance and the drying potential of wall assemblies.

Paraic Lally and John Finocchio from ROXUL, Inc. will focus on the unique properties of stone wool insulation and how it can improve the wall assembly performance related to thermal, fire, water, and sound control .Bring your lunch; beverages provided.

Information and registration online.

Ghost Façade: 618 S. Michigan

12:15 - 1:00 p.m. - Chicago Cultural Center, 77 West Randolph, Claudia Cassidy Theater, 2nd floor
Sponsor: Landmarks IllinoisElva Rubio of Gensler discusses Ghost Facade: 618 S. Michigan at the Chicago Cultural Center for Landmarks Illinois, February 21, 2013
Free event

Presentation by Elva Rubio, Gensler Architects

In the 1950s, the Arcade Building’s original terra cotta façade was removed and replaced with a modern blue glass and metal exterior. By 2010, the replacement was failing and declared unsafe by the City of Chicago. With no original façade and a tight budget, and located within the Historic Michigan Boulevard District--thus subject to design review guidelines by the city-- what was the best course of action to repair the building?

Ms. Rubio will discuss this Columbia College project and the challenge of replacing a deteriorating mid-20th century façade with an innovative new design, which features an image replicating the original 1913 terra-cotta exterior.

Information: on-line.

Chicago Plan Commission

Time and place tentative: 1:00 P.M., City Council Chambers 121 N. LaSalle Street
Open to the public

Commission meeting and schedule and agenda's on-line

Selecting the World’s Best New Urbanism

5:30 - 7:00 p.m. - Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 South Michigan
Sponsor: Congress for New Urbanism/Illinois
Free event

The CNU Charter Awards recognize urban planning, design, and architecture projects for their excellence in fulfilling and advancing the principles of the Charter of the New Urbanism?. This global award is judged annually by a multi-disciplinary panel of national and international leaders.

With the jury meeting in Chicago this year, CNU and the Chicago Architecture Foundation are partnering to publicly showcase the 2013 CNU Charter Award Jurors. As friends of CNU Illinois, we encourage you to come out and meet this diverse group of professional and community leaders. Attendees will glean insights on the relevance of urbanism and the CNU Charter at addressing community, development, and environmental challenges worldwide. Reception to follow.

Information: on-line.

Gallery Talk - Exhibition Overview of Building: Inside Studio Gang Architects Assistant curator Karen Kice leads a tour of the Art Institute of Chicago exhibition Building: Inside Studio Gang Architects, November 15, 2012

6:00 - 7:00 p.m. - Art Institute of Chicago, Modern Wing, 159 East Monroe
Sponsor: Art Institute of Chicago
Free with admission

Follow Karen Kice, assistant curator and a team member from Studio Gang Architects on a tour to learn more about the Art Institute's exhibition Building: Inside Studio Gang Architects. Meet in Griffin Court.

Information: on-line.

Design Exposed: Cannon Design

6:00 - 7:00 p.m., - Cannon Design, 205 North Michigan
Sponsor: AIA Chicago, Design KC
Free for members, $15.00 members - limited to 30 participants. Allow time to stop at the lobby desk to register and get a badge.
1LURandy Guillot offers a tour of the Chicago offices of Cannon Design for AIA/Chicago, February 21, 2013

Randy Guillot, AIA, Trung Le, AIA and Mark Hirons, AIA of Cannon Design Chicago will present their current body of work, highlighting the design excellence and innovation produced at home and abroad.

The presentation will follow a tour of the firm’s new 60,000 sf LEED-CI Platinum offices.

Information online.

Living Building Challenge

6:00 - 8:00 p.m., - Chicago Center for Green Technology, 445 North Sacramento
Sponsor: Chicago Center for Green Technology
$10.00
in advance; $12.00 at the door

Presenter: Susan King, The International Living Futures Institute & Harley Ellis Devereaux

Find out what the Living Building Challenge is all about, from inspirations to the nuts and bolts of a restorative design. The challenge takes an entirely new approach to analyzing design and construction compared to the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) rating system. Through an overview of each design category, photos and a question and answer session, you’ll gain an understanding of the challenge, how you can get involved and where to go for additional resources.

Information and registration online.

« February 23, Saturday »

Hyde Park Historical Society - Marian and Leon Depres Preservation AwardsTim Samuelson featured speaker at Hyde Park Historical Society annual dinner, awarding Marian and Leon Depres Preservation Award, Chicago, February 23, 2013

5:30 p.m., cash bar, 6:30 p.m., dinner - Quadrangle Club, 1155 East 57th
Sponsor: Hyde Park Historical Society
$65.00 $75.00 for reservations received after Monday, February 18th.

Chicago Cultural Historian Tim Samuelson will be the featured speaker at this year's Hyde Park Historical Society Dinner, at which the Marian and Leon Depress Award will be presented. The award recognizes outstanding achievements in the preservation of Hyde Park's architectural heritage.

Information: and ticket purchase on-line.

CAF Family Studio Saturday: Building and Testing

10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. - Crown Hall, IIT, 3360 South State
Sponsor: Chicago Architecture Foundation
Free event

CAF and CAF Teens hosts an engineering-focused edition of its “Saturdays in the Studio” series for high school students. Centered on a theme of “Building and Testing,” teens will have the opportunity to learn about simple structural principals and put their designs through a series of tests to see if they hold up! No registration required.

Information: 312/922.3432 or on-line.

« February 25, Monday »

Architect Luis Rojo of Rojo/Fernandez-Shaw Arquitectors lectures at the UIC School of Architecture, Chicago, February 25, 2013

Luis Rojo

6:00 p.m., UIC School of Architecture, Gallery 1100 Art and Architecture Building, 845 West Harrison
Sponsor: School of Architecture, University of Illinois at Chicago
Free event

Lecture by Luis Rojo, Partner, ROJO / FERNÁNDEZ-SHAW arquitectos, Madrid

Information on-line.

« February 26, Tuesday »

Today's Wall System Designs: What Will They Look Like Tomorrow?

7:30 - 10:00 a.m., - Maggiano's Little Italy, 516 North Clark
Sponsor: AIA Chicago, CSI Chicago
$36.00 for members; $46.00 non-members
2 LU/HSW

Value engineering versus engineering the value: when do we sacrifice performance for value in our Today's Wall System Designs; What Will They Look Like Tomorrow?, presentation by Steve Easley for AIA Chicago and CSI Chicago, February 26, 2013wall systems? CSI Chicago presents its 10th annual building enclosure seminar with Steve Easley (Steve Easley & Associates, California). Steve will present code-compliant and cost-effective choices to design and construct enclosures that are energy efficient and long lasting. Topics include: NFPA285; high performance insulation systems; exsulation (“out-sulation”) approaches for optimum thermal performance; lessons learned from construction defects; and building assemblies that efficiently manage thermal transfer and moisture.

Steve Easley is an internationally recognized construction consultant specializing in solving building science related problems and educating building design & construction professionals. His work focuses on increasing quality of construction, sustainability, performance, and reducing costly mistakes that lead to construction defects and call backs. He has over 30 years of industry experience and has presented building science seminars around the world with an annual audience of 8-10,000 industry professionals. Steve is a tenured Professor of Building Construction & Contracting at Purdue University, Member of the DOE Building America Team for the Build America Retro-fit Alliance, Member of the 2012 National Green Building Standard’s consensus committee, Instructor of the best practice building series for the Green Building Initiative and Former advisor to the National Association of Home Builders’ Quality in Housing Council.

This program is repeated at 5:30 p.m. tonight at Abbington in Glen Ellyn.

Registration (by February 19) on-line. Information online.

Chicago Loop Alliance - 2013 Annual Meeting & Cocktail Reception

Chicago Loop Aliance - 2013 Annual Meeting & Cocktail Reception with 42nd ward alderman Brendan Reilly at the University Club, Chicago, February 26, 2013
4:00 - 6:00 p.m., - The University Club, 76 East Monroe
Sponsor: Chicago Loop Alliance
$50.00 members, $75.00 non-members

Presenter: Lisa Elkins, 2 Point Perspective

This event will feature an overview of 2013 initiatives and planning, and a talk by 42nd ward alderman Brendan Reilly.

Information and registration online.

Skyscrapers—Past, Present, Future

5:30 p.m., reception, 6:30 p.m., lecture - Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 South Michigan
Sponsor: Structural Engineers Association of Illinois, Structural Engineers Foundation
Free event. Reservations required.

Dr. Shankar Nair will outline the history of the skyscraper — the invention of the safe passenger elevator, which made tall buildings usable; the Skyscrapers - Past, Present and Future, lecture by Dr. Shankar Nair at the Chicago Architecture Foundation, February 26, 2013invention of the metal-framed structure, which made them economical; the rapid increase in height from the 10-story Home Insurance Building in 1885 to the 102-story Empire State Building just 46 years later; the stagnation in height for many years even as structural materials and techniques improved rapidly; the present surge in super-tall buildings; and trends for the future. All of these developments will be explored with a particular emphasis on the fundamental engineering principles driving the evolution of these structures. Though presented primarily from a structural engineering perspective, the presentation should be accessible to anyone interested in tall buildings.

Shankar Nair has more than 45 years of experience in structural engineering as a designer, researcher, author, and lecturer. His work has focused on structural engineering for large architectural and civil engineering projects, including the longest tied-arch bridge span in the world and many high-rise buildings. Dr. Nair has worked for exp and its predecessor firm Teng & Associates since 1995, and before that was a principal at RTKL Associates in Baltimore and Alfred Benesch and Company in Chicago.

Reservations at 312/726.4165 ext 200. Information on-line.

Bus Rapid Transit in Chicago

5:30 P.M. - Burnham Conference Center at APA, 205 N. Michigan., Suite 1200,
Sponsor: American Planning Association
Free event
CM 1.0

In Chicago, 1.8 million trips are taken by transit per day, and over half of these are by bus. Christopher Ziemann discusses Bus Rapid Transit in Chicago at APA Chicago, However, because Chicago's congestion is the third worst in the country, buses are often caught in traffic, making them slower and less reliable than they should be. There have been many studies looking at new rail options, including a downtown circulator streetcar and the Circle Line L train, but all have stalled because of the time and money needed to plan and implement.

The first new type of transit service since 1930, the Jeffery Jump, is paving the way for BRT in the Loop and along Western and Ashland Avenues. Christopher Ziemann, AICP, Chicago's BRT project manager, will discuss the unique approach that Chicago is using to advance BRT economically, politically, and technically.

RSVP on-line. Information: on-line

Today's Wall System Designs: What Will They Look Like Tomorrow?

5:30 - 8:30 p.m., - Abbington, 3S002 Illinois 53, Glen Ellyn
Sponsor: AIA Chicago, CSI Chicago
$38.00 for members; $48.00 non-members
2 LU/HSW

See this morning's Chicago listing for event details.

This program was first presented this morning in Chicago..

Registration (by February 19) on-line. Information online.

Green Building, Smart Business: Leveraging Green Building as an Asset for your Company

6:00 - 8:00 p.m., - Chicago Center for Green Technology, 445 North Sacramento
Sponsor: Chicago Center for Green Technology
$10.00
in advance; $12.00 at the door

Presenter: Lisa Elkins, 2 Point Perspective

With tens of thousands of businesses operating in Chicago, keeping Chicagoans informed about their green building options is critical. Join LEED accredited architect Lisa Elkins of 2 Point Perspective as she uses a variety of entertaining case studies to showcase how businesses have used different approaches to make green architecture a powerful asset for their companies. The lecture will cover a variety of options for greening existing and new spaces and buildings including the basics of LEED for New Construction and LEED for Existing Buildings. Business owners who are interested in making the leap into green as well as anyone looking to learn more about eco-friendly commercial architecture will enjoy this presentation.

Information and registration online.

Benjamin Franklin Project Distinguished Lecture: Democracy & the Built Environment

Peter Onuf and Marshall Brown present the Benjamin Franklin Project Distinguished Lecture: Democracy & the Built Environment, at IIT, Chicago, February 26, 2013
7:00 p.m. - McCloska Auditorium, McCormick Tribune Campus Center, IIT
Sponsor: IIT Department of Social Sciences and IIT College of Science and Letters
Free event, RSVP
CM 1.0

A lecture by Peter Onuf, Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation Professor of History, University of Virginia; and Marshall Brown, Assistant Professor of Architecture, Illinois Institute of Technology and Chief Architect, Marshall Brown Projects.

The lectures will explore the architectural dimensions of the American experiment from the perspective of founders like Thomas Jefferson and from that of contemporary architects and urban planners. How should architectural visionaries in a modern democracy balance the values of freedom, equality, progress, enlightenment, and beauty? How have politics and aesthetics come together to shape American cities like Washington, D.C., and Chicago Professor of History and IIT Humanities Department Chair Maureen Flanagan will moderate a conversation between the audience and the scholars following the lectures.

RSVP and information: on-line

« February 27, Wednesday »

Understanding the Why, What & Where of Sliding Hardware

11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. ; program repeated 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. - Hafele Showroom – 154 W. Hubbard
Sponsor: Hafele Chicago Showroom Understanding the Why, What & Where of Sliding Hardware, presentation by EKU AG at Hafele Chicago Showroom, February 27, 2013
Free event, RSVP
1 LU

Here a European leader in sliding door solutions. Mr. Paul Imhof of EKU AG will give an educational talk followed by demonstrations of their newest innovations. Learning objectives:

  1. The evolution of sliding hardware
  2. Current types of sliding hardware and their features
  3. Selecting the right sliding system for your furniture and architectural applications
  4. Planning the installation of different types of systems

Information and registration: on-line.

Lunch Talks@CAF: How Did They Do That? The Revitalization of a Chicago Landmark, the (Sears) Willis Tower Skydeck

12:15 - 1:00 p.m. - Lecture Hall Gallery, Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 S. Michigan
How did They Do That? The Revitalization of a Chicago Landmark, the (Sears) Willis Tower Skydeck, presentation by Terry McDonnell of expUS Service Inc, at the Chicago Architecture Foundation, February 27, 2013Sponsor: C
hicago Architecture Foundation
Free event - arrive early, seating is limited. Guests are welcome to bring a bag lunch.
AIA/CES: 1

Presentation by Terry McDonnell, PE SE SECB PEng, expUS Service, Inc.

At 1,640 feet, Chicago’s Willis Tower, formerly known as Sears Tower, is the tallest building in the Americas. To further enhance the spectacular experience of standing atop the tower, four retractable structural glass observation boxes were designed to protrude from the building, enabling passengers to look straight down to the street below. The boxes operate on a track that projects the structures four feet past the tower’s façade. This lecture will, in 30 minutes, summarize the conception for this new attraction, discuss the engineering and design considerations behind the Ledge, and also discuss some of the general construction issues. Terry McDonnell was the Engineer of Record for the glass Ledge and is now the Director of Building US Structural Services for exp US Services. He will share his experiences working on the Ledge and the challenges of designing for a high attendance public attraction.

Information: 312/922.3432 or on-line.

The Architecture of Howard Van Doren Shaw: Reimagining the Traditional House

6:00 p.m. - Richard Driehaus Museum, 40 East Erie
Sponsor: Institute of Classical Architecture and Art Chicago Midwest
$15.00 members, $25.00 non-members
AIA/CES: 1

Howard Van Doren Shaw was one of the best-known country house architects of his day. In 1913, the Architectural Record wrote about his houses:

“Mr. Shaw is extraordinarily popular. The number of houses which he designs would be astounding to the architect of any European country Stuart Cohen lectures on The Architecture of Howard Van Doren Shaw: Reimaging the Traditional House, at the Richard Driehaus Museum, Chicago for the Institute of Classical Architecture and Art Chicago Midwest, February 27, 2013and it is sufficiently rare in this country…Mr. Shaw’s houses possess to a very considerable extent the merit of being thoroughly livable…These houses are charming and inviting to a degree rarely exceed in American domestic architecture—a fact which justifies Mr. Shaw’s success as well as accounts for it.”

In the year of his death, 1926, Shaw was awarded the American Institute of Architects’ gold metal. At the time he was only the fourth American architect to receive this honor. Shaw was one of a group of Chicago architects, which included Frank Lloyd Wright and Dwight Perkins, who were exploring new ideas about interior space and the relationship of interior spaces to the landscape. Shaw did this without ever abandoning the forms and language of traditional architecture. In this lecture by Stuart Cohen FAIA, who is currently writing a book about Shaw, the architect’s houses will be reconsidered in relation to the progressive architectural ideas of his time, examining the idea of originality in his work which made him so widely admired by his peers.

Buy tickets on-line. Information: on-line.

Grant Park Advisory Council: new Grant Park Skatepark

6:30 p.m. - Northerly Island Fieldhouse, 1521 South Lin White Drive
Sponsor: Grant Park Advisory Council/ Grant Park Conservancy
Free event

This meeting will include the presentation of preliminary plans for a new skate plaza/small outdoor performance area to be built below-grade on the south end of Grant Park. The evening will also include nomination and election of offices and an update on the construction of Maggie Daley Park.

Information: on-line.

« February 28, Thursday »

The Chicago Hotel Market in 2013 & Beyond

7:45 a.m., registration and continental breakfast, 8:15 a.m., program, 9:00 a.m., Q&A, the Union League, 65 West Jackson, Main Lounge, 2nd floor
Sponsor: Urban Land Institute Chicago Chapter
$55.00 members, $75.00 non-members

Chicago is one of the largest hotel markets in the country and the hospitality market has recovered quickly from the depths of the recession. Please join ULI to learn more about the current state of the hotel market and its prospects. We will address topics including:

  • Current market health and statistics
  • Opportunities for development
  • Health of the convention market
  • Changing demographics of visitors to Chicago
  • New hotel trends that create competitive advantages

Panelists:

  • Jasin Alfaro, Chief Operating Officer, AJ Capital Partners, LLC
  • Robert Habeeb, President and Chief Operating Officer, First Hospitality
  • Adam McGaughy, Managing Director, Jones Lang LaSalle Hotels

Information and registration on-line.

MELA Conference 2013—“Navigating Change”

8:30 a.m.- 6:00 p.m., University of Lake County, 1200 University Center Drive, Grayslake
Sponsor: Midwest Ecological Landscaping Association
$195.00 members, $265.00 non-members

How do we position ourselves to adapt and implement best sustainable practices with turbulent change in regulations, the economy and the environment spinning aroun dus? Hear from some of Midwest Ecological Landscaping Association Conference 2013 - Navigating Change" at Grayslake, IL the Midwest's best-credentialed professionals during morning panels. Afternoon Breakouts included practitioners who've improved staff, built enduring customer connections and partnered with suppliers and agencies using sustainable best practices and technologies to differentiate their businesses while preserving the environment.

MELA Conference 2013 will explore the best of these and help all of us build better businesses as a result. Learn more at Left on this page. Read on to meet Gabriel Spitzer, the award-winning environmental journalist who will lead the way as the Conference Reflector, keeping the day moving briskly, making sure we’ve digested its highlights while understanding how to use what we learn.

Information and registration on-line.

Robert Chattel: The Atomic Wild Wild West

5:30 p.m. - SAIC Ballroom, MacLean Building, School of the Art Institute, 112 S. Michigan
Robert Chattel lectures on The Atomic Wild Wild West for the Historic Preservation Program of the School of the Art Institue, Chicago, February 28, 2013Sponsor: School of the Art Institute Historic Preservation Program
Free event.

Robert Chattel is the principal of Chattel, Inc. Historic Preservation Consultants with offices in Los Angeles and San Francisco. He will discuss issues facing mid-century modern architecture preservation, and cover two of his projects in depth: the Neon Museum Visitor Center in Las Vegas, NV (La Concha Motel lobby, Paul Revere Williams architect, 1961; relocated 2007 and rehabilitated 2012) and the Stuart Company building in Pasadena, CA (Stuart Pharmaceutical Plant and Office Building, Edward Durell Stone architect, 1958; rehabilitated in 2011.

Information: on-line.

Practice What You Preach: Architects Balancing Practice and Academic Work

5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., - AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker, #250
Sponsor: AIA Chicago Education and Practice Management KCs
free for members, $15.00 non-members
1.5 LU

Architects who simultaneously balance teaching and their design practice reveal the spectrum of benefits and challenges between these two worlds and what is involved in transcending these careers. How do the design curriculum and practice influence each other in this time of world socio-economic change?

Moderated by Bill Bradford, AIA (UIC Office for Capital Programs). Panelists:

Information and registration online.

Residential Energy Code IECC and the Road to 2030

6:00 - 8:00 p.m., - Chicago Center for Green Technology, 445 North Sacramento
Sponsor: Chicago Center for Green Technology
$10.00
in advance; $12.00 at the door

Presenter: Bob Chomko, Building Science Institute Inc.

This seminar gives an overview of the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) residential code requirements and the US Department of Energy's (USDOE) plan for guiding the residential building industry toward its goals. Ultimately, the USDOE would like the standard to be that buildings not use more energy than they produce by 2030. The plan of action is a methodical process designed to slowly introduce the construction industry to an entirely new way of designing and constructing residential buildings

Information and registration online.

 
     
     
     

 

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